[imc-alberta] The Bernard Tremblay Soap Opera - ¡Ya Basta!
dh56 at mts.net
Sat Feb 12 09:55:41 PST 2005
Yesterday, in a torrent of exchanges centered around Bernard's many posts to
IMC-Canada's list, some new info on Bernard came out.
Basically, he is from Edmonton (1970s?) and lived in Nova Scotia for some
time until returning to Edmo in Sept. 2004. So he is 'local' now.
He is NOT a PHP coder, so we have to assume that he has not been central to
any tech working groups or IMC website development.
I was also written off-list by someone I trust (sorry, but I won't name
them), who is a former member of IMC-Maritimes:
> As people seem to know, this isn't the first major problem that Ben
> Tremblay has caused. Check the IMC-Maritimes and IMC-Halifax list
> archives for further examples.
> I wasn't around for it, but a number of people have told me that he was
> singularly responsible for dissolving the burgeoning Halifax
> Collective, and he was, intentionally or not, very effective at keeping
> IMC-Maritimes from getting off the ground (mostly by pounding the list
> with abusive emails). It's only now (four years later) that a new
> collective is forming. In my experience, it's basically impossible to
> reason with him, and he has sent me a number of private emails that
> could only have been intended to cause damage. He's said that it's his
> job to "kneecap" (his word) anyone who doesn't do IMC stuff in the way
> he figures it should be done.
> Don't take my word for any of this, but my advice is to proceed with
> care, as it seems you're already doing. I recommend getting people
> together, on a conference call or in person, in order to commit to a
> clear, unified stand on what to do about people who send abusive emails
> to your list. Otherwise, Ben (or whoever else) will too easily be able
> to poison the entire process.
I agree that it appears Bernard has been around and knows a fair amount.
I've tried to engage him in doing some actual work before -- but to no
avail. This last incident, for me and only me, represents Bernard's 'second
strike'. And considering how wildly he swings, he gets the bottom of the
batting order. <grin>
He just can't seem to work with others!
I encourage everyone at IMC-Alberta to simply write this past week off as a
bad one, and look ahead. If Bernard is still writing off-list to you,
consider blocking his mail. The sense of calm is quite nice.
Developing a list policy is not a bad idea, although I suspect everyone is
on the same page with this incident -- that it was a relief to see Lynette
act quickly and decisively.
Anyone still puzzled by recent events is welcome to wade through the recent
All the very best of the good things,
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